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USWNT to face South Korea at Gillette, Red Bull Arena

The USWNT will face Korea Republic twice in June. (Copyright Patricia Giobetti | http://www.printroom.com/pro/psgiobetti)

The United States women’s national team will face South Korea on June 15 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., and June 20 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.

Kickoff for the June 15 match, at the home of MLS’ New England Revolution, is set for 7 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on ussoccer.com. The second match, on June 20 at the home of the New York Red Bulls, will be aired live on NBC Sports Network and livestreamed on NBCSports.com starting at 7:30 p.m. ET.

As we told you yesterday, these friendlies will affect six National Women’s Soccer League matches, but should not extend beyond that as the Northeast destinations for each game guarantee limited travel for players to get back to their clubs. The U.S. also plays Canada at BMO Field in Toronto on June 2.

“Any games are extremely valuable for the continued development of the team, but games against different kinds of opponents are even better,” U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni said in a statement. “We’ve played seven matches this year against European teams so it’s nice to have the challenge of playing two matches against the South Koreans, who play a different style. South Korea has been improving steadily over the past decade and over the past couple of years they have put together a young, but highly skilled team built on the back of great success at youth World Cups. With the expansion of the Women’s World Cup from 16 to 24 teams, I’m sure they have their sights firmly set on a berth to Canada.”

The U.S. has not played South Korea since 2008. The Americans are 5-0-1 all-time vs. Korea Republic and hold a goal differential 20.

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